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Definition of Social problems

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problem related to communicating with other people
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Social Problems is the official publication of the The Society for the Study of Social Problems. It is a quarterly peer-reviewed journal published by University of California Press. It was established in 1953. Some of the areas covered by the journal include: conflict, social action, and change; crime and juvenile delinquency; drinking and drugs; health, health policy, and health services; mental health; poverty, class, and inequality; racial and ethnic minorities; sexual behavior, politics, and communities; and youth, aging, and the life course. Among Sociology journals ranked by the Journal Citation Reports, Social Problems was ranked 5th, with an impact factor of 1.796.

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A social issue (also called a social problem or a social situation) is an issue that relates to society's perception of a person's personal life. Different cultures have different perceptions and what may be "normal" behavior in one society may be a significant social issue in another society. Social issues are distinguished from economic issues. Some issues have both social and economic aspects, such as immigration. There are also issues that don't fall into either category, such as wars.

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